Susan Bradley

Contributing Writer

Susan Bradley has been patching since before the Code Red/Nimda days and remembers exactly where she was when SQL slammer hit (trying to buy something on eBay and wondering why the Internet was so slow). She writes the Patch Watch column for Windows Secrets, is a moderator on the PatchManagement.org listserve and SBS2k, and was one of the authors of Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit. . In real life she’s the IT wrangler at her firm, Tamiyasu, Smith, Horn and Braun, where she manages a fleet of Windows servers, an Exchange Server, desktops, a few Macs, several iPads, a few Surface devices, several iPhones and tries to keep patches up to date on all of them. In addition, she provides forensic computer investigations for the litigation consulting arm of the firm. She blogs at www.sbsdiva.com and is on twitter at @sbsdiva. She lurks on Twitter and Facebook, so if you are on Facebook with her, she really did read what you posted. She has a SANS/GSEC certification in security and prefers Heavy Duty Reynolds wrap for her tinfoil hat.

Tips to prep for digital forensics on Windows networks

Microsoft's Zerologon vulnerability fix: What admins need to know

Microsoft's Zerologon vulnerability fix: What admins need to know

Microsoft patched its Netlogon Remote Protocol to prevent Zerologon exploits, but a second update is coming in February. Here's what you need to do now to prepare.

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

Microsoft has made it harder for attackers to redirect email responses or leverage malicious attachments. Here's how to review the impact these new features will have on your business.

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

As more employees work from home, attackers have more endpoints to target. These unpatched vulnerabilities in remote access tools and Windows makes their job easier.

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

The default event logging in Windows 10 won't give you enough information to properly conduct intrusion forensics. These settings and tools will help you collect the needed log data.

How to secure vulnerable printers on a Windows network

How to secure vulnerable printers on a Windows network

Attackers look for unsecured printers as a point of access. Find them before they do. Here's how.

How to do remote deployments of Windows systems securely

How to do remote deployments of Windows systems securely

Windows 10 provides a few options including Autopilot and AppLocker to securely and remotely deploy Windows devices and harden them against attack.

4 best practices for managing and tracking SSL and TLS certificates

4 best practices for managing and tracking SSL and TLS certificates

Do you know what SSL protocols you expose to your users? Are your settings optimized for security? Have you properly deprecated older TLS certs? Here's what you need to know.

8 steps to protecting login credentials

8 steps to protecting login credentials

Follow this advice to help users and network admins to better protect login credentials to corporate systems.

Latest Microsoft Windows security update options explained

Latest Microsoft Windows security update options explained

New features might require you to change current update policies, especially if you're supporting more remote workers.

Optimizing VPNs for security: 5 key tasks

Optimizing VPNs for security: 5 key tasks

As the need to support remote workers becomes long-term, it's wise to check your VPN configuration to minimize vulnerabilities.

Protect your Windows network from excessive administrator rights

Protect your Windows network from excessive administrator rights

Every developer or user on your network with administrative privileges adds risk of account compromise. Review privileges and take these steps to better manage Windows network access rights.

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